Here's a protein bar recipe for the milk tea / boba tea lovers! Made with vanilla protein powder flavored with black tea powder and sweetened condensed (coconut) milk, these almond milk tea protein bars are sweet and fudgy. They're also gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and so easy to make!
Here's why I love this recipe
- easy to prepare
- only 6 ingredients
- low calories
Ingredients used to make Almond Milk Tea Protein Bars
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- Protein Powder – You can use any protein powder for this, but in this recipe I used a vanilla plant-based protein powder, like this one below.
- Coconut Flour - you can use any brand of coconut flour for this recipe. Here is a brand of coconut flour I like to use.
- Almond Milk - or any milk of choice.
- Black Tea Powder - I used the Lipton decaffeinated brand, below
- Sweetened Condensed (Coconut) Milk – If you love milk tea, I bet you already know that the best tasting milk teas are sweetened with Sweetened Condensed Milk. The addition of condensed milk adds a richness and subtle creaminess to the beverage, and I knew I had to add it to this protein bar recipe, too! To keep it vegan, we can use this dairy-free Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk, which you can buy online, below
- White chocolate chips - you can use any white chocolate chips (or chopped white chocolate), but to make these low-carb, use a lower sugar, stevia sweetened brand instead. For a dairy-free, vegan alternative, try this brand.
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How to Make
Almond Milk Tea Protein Bars
Mix all ingredients ( minus the white chocolate ) together
I used my hands to mix the dough to knead and press the dough into shape. Do a quick taste test and add 1-2 Tbsp of sugar if desired.
Shape the dough into a flat, rectangular shaped mound. For the best results, wrap in plastic wrap, then let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Slice into bars, then coat in melted chocolate
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- Feel free to experiment with natural flavoring / extracts. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract (I didn't feel like it was essential so I left it out in this recipe), or other flavorings or extracts.
How to Make this Healthier
- Make this even healthier by adding a handful of nuts, seeds and old-fashioned oats to add texture and nutrition. Even better, add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed, hemp seeds, or chia seeds.
How to Store Almond Milk Tea Protein Bars
- Store these protein bars covered in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
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- Coconut flour and protein powders are all very different depending on brands, so if you find that the dough is too soft, add more coconut flour; if the dough is too thick, add a teaspoon or more of water, honey or liquid sweetener of choice.
Almond Milk Tea Protein Bars
For the Deco (optional)
- ½ cup white chocolate chips melted
- Mix together all the ingredients except the white chocolate.
- Add more coconut flour (a teaspoon at a time) if the dough is too soft; add a teaspoon or more of almond mlik if the dough is too thick
- Shape dough into a rectangular mound, then wrap in plastic wrap or an airtight container, and let the dough set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Slice into bars.
- Melt ¾ cup of white chocolate chips in the microwave in 20 second bursts until melted, stirring in between.**
- Dip the protein bars into the melted chocolate and then set it aside on a clean parchment paper. Drizzle with more chocolate if desired.
- Let the chocolate set before enjoying